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AMERICA-The Right Way! May 3-4 ,2008[Remember the Trade Center!]
Various News Sources and FRee Republic Members | May 3, 2008 | All of Us

Posted on 05/03/2008 1:22:46 AM PDT by lysie

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1 posted on 05/03/2008 1:22:46 AM PDT by lysie
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To: A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; alwaysconservative; Angelwood; arazitjh; ...

Good morning.


2 posted on 05/03/2008 1:23:31 AM PDT by lysie
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3 posted on 05/03/2008 1:30:01 AM PDT by lysie
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To: lysie

Morning.


4 posted on 05/03/2008 1:41:33 AM PDT by Dog
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To: lysie
Good morning Lysie from Ken free zone - not that it affected me that much but we do have friends in London who are relieved that he has gone.
5 posted on 05/03/2008 2:35:30 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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Good Morning. It’s still raining.


6 posted on 05/03/2008 3:31:40 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: snugs

What will this mean for Brown?


7 posted on 05/03/2008 3:34:41 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Iowa Granny
Good morning.

Sheesh! South Dakota got 1 foot of snow.

8 posted on 05/03/2008 3:36:33 AM PDT by lysie
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To: lysie; All

Good morning everybody, Happy Weekend. We will be returning home today so will check in as able.


9 posted on 05/03/2008 3:36:51 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: Iowa Granny

Not much planted yet then?


10 posted on 05/03/2008 3:37:22 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Not much planted yet then?

all the seed is still in the bag. We have one customer who has about 200 A planted, but that's it. It has just been too soggy to do anything.

Our guys got one day of spraying between downpours. Seed availablity is going to be a huge issue if we need to switch out for shorter season varieties.

11 posted on 05/03/2008 3:57:09 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: Dog

Hi.


12 posted on 05/03/2008 4:13:17 AM PDT by lysie
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To: prairiebreeze

Take care pb.


13 posted on 05/03/2008 4:15:13 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Iowa Granny

yep

Nobody but farmers know the risks that come from every direction whether it be weather, bugs, disease etc.

While I don’t support the moochers of government farm payments, there are most often very legitimate reasons we should support farmers in their highly risky businesses. These difficulties like weather often effect entire regions where hundreds of thousands are legitimately struggling to make ends meet. And sometimes not succeeding.

Meanwhile fuel prices, repairs, implements, fertilizer, chemicals, seed prices, crop insurance...all go up.

I have little patience for some on this forum who think that every government farm bill is automatically bad and corrupt.


14 posted on 05/03/2008 4:18:32 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: prairiebreeze; Iowa Granny

Hi you 2. The word from my FIL is that the corn IS planted in IL on the family farms, and is BEING planted on the ones in IN.


15 posted on 05/03/2008 4:30:09 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: All; lysie; Jemian; The Raven; Dog; gulfcoast6; LBKQ; Carolinamom; kassie; Bitwhacker; Mozie; ...
Good morning to everyone. Thanks for the start, lysie. So you are sleeping a little better?

Jemian, how's your head these days...?

16 posted on 05/03/2008 4:32:49 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: prairiebreeze
Here are the comments I got on the Farm Bill from a Nat'l Farm Women's group I belong to:

DTN reported last Friday—House and Senate farm-bill negotiators agreed to a budget framework that could lead to completion of the farm bill within the next two weeks. The bill will spend about $607 billion over 10 years, of which more than $400 billion will go toward nutrition programs.

Minor cuts in direct payments are expected, but it has not been defined how those cuts will be implemented or who they will affect.

Did you realize that this level of agricultural spending is still only one percent of the total U.S. government budget? Is investing one percent of the total U.S. budget justified in keeping the safest and most stable food supply in the world?

Look at these statistics:
• $251.4 billion was earmarked directly for entitlement programs - that is 57.7 percent of the total $435.2 billion authorized spending level.
• $17.079 billion was earmarked for conservation of our natural resources in the U.S. - this amounts to 23 percent of the total.
• Worth mentioning is that $1.323 billion was to be spent on Research for Future Agriculture and Food Systems, Organic Agriculture and Youth Organizations - amounting to 1.8 percent of the total
• Only $1.144 billion will be spent on trade programs including Food for Progress and International Food for Education - accounting for 1.6 percent of the total.
• This leaves 15.9 percent to spend directly on agricultural commodity programs and the like.
• Governments in post-World War II Europe experienced what famine and starvation was all about. Since that time they have built national food security programs that virtually guarantee their citizens never will run out of staple food commodities again.
Consequently the European Union (EU) is the U.S.'s most formidable competitor in world agricultural trade. That is why the EU is out-spending the U.S. $87 to $1 on exporting its surplus agricultural commodities. During a year's time, EU countries spend $277 per acre while the U.S. spends only $48 per acre on its domestic agricultural spending. (Tim Semler Bottineau Co. Extension agent)

An important reminder about what's at stake. I have long supported lowering the Caps on farm payments. My Senator, Chuck Grassley, worked hard to get the Caps lowered when he was Budget Chair, but the Southern States have the upper hand, and have been able to maintain the existing Caps.

17 posted on 05/03/2008 4:38:23 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: lysie; LBKQ; Iowa Granny; gulfcoast6; prairiebreeze; Molly Pitcher; Miss Marple; Jemian; All

Good morning. A warm start here. 73 already. Ewwww. Hubby is in IN right now and heading for some town in Iowa tomorrow.


18 posted on 05/03/2008 4:43:44 AM PDT by kassie
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Good morning. I have the highest respect and admiration for farmers, and so do my sons, who worked summers on a truck farm.

My husband told them that future jobs that they ever had would seem easier compared to those summers working on the farm.

One of my sons wrote a paper on the economics of farming during his pursuit of an MBA degree. (He got an A..!!)


19 posted on 05/03/2008 4:47:01 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: All; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; alwaysconservative; Angelwood; arazitjh; ...
Obama Descending Michael Barone

Right about Obama Weekly Standard

The Netroots VS the Dem president candidate The Atlantic

O, No: Winfrey a no-show Politico

Throw the Bums out IBD on UK elections

20 posted on 05/03/2008 4:47:45 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: kassie

Hope your tooth is better, kassie. We’re going to stay a little cool here today, especially if it remains cloudy.


21 posted on 05/03/2008 4:49:14 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: kassie

Yes, ‘tis a bit muggy this morning, but still a nice morning. We enjoyed Johnson Space Center yesterday.


22 posted on 05/03/2008 4:56:05 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: Molly Pitcher

My face is still swollen, but doesn’t hurt quite so much.


23 posted on 05/03/2008 4:59:30 AM PDT by kassie
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To: lysie

Roomey’s favorite breakfast, bacon, eggs on pancakes and a bowl of grits. I’ll take the bacon and eggs. yummy.

Good Morning Everyone. It’s beautiful in central Texas this morning.

Rav, did you buy a push mower?


24 posted on 05/03/2008 5:57:13 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: lysie

Again? WOW this global warming is something!


25 posted on 05/03/2008 5:58:37 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Molly Pitcher

Our farmers planted their’s about 4 March, the weather was perfect. A lot of farmers planted soy beans where last year was corn.


26 posted on 05/03/2008 6:02:18 AM PDT by tillacum
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For your reading pleasure....

A wholesome and welcome bit of good news: Urban agriculture planting its seed in Waterbury

And another on the "immorality" of hurting plants: The Silent Scream of the Asparagus

Well, ignore any screams you may hear from coming from NC....My mission today is to KILL weeds.

27 posted on 05/03/2008 6:03:39 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Molly Pitcher

Thanks for the links, Molly.


28 posted on 05/03/2008 6:04:15 AM PDT by lysie
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To: lysie
thank you lysie.

I am at work - gettingtired of working 6 days aweel when :I should be doing other things....

I've been up since 5:00 am - couldn't sleep any more.

29 posted on 05/03/2008 6:10:50 AM PDT by Holding Our Breath
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To: Holding Our Breath

Good morning.


30 posted on 05/03/2008 6:13:16 AM PDT by lysie
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To: kassie
Oh kassie! YOu too? I have had an abcessed tooth for two weeks. I didn't know it was abcessed nor did I know it was a tooth since the whole face hurt like my sinuses.

Oh get better soon....

31 posted on 05/03/2008 6:18:26 AM PDT by Holding Our Breath
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To: lysie

Hey lysie - how’s it going in NY? Weather here is geting warmer....


32 posted on 05/03/2008 6:22:38 AM PDT by Holding Our Breath
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To: lysie

Good morning All. Reading all the farm news, my newspaper says many of the citrus/avocado farmers locally are chopping down trees. Water is getting scarce and too expensive. My piece of paradise is really a desert, you know. W/o water, we will begin to look like it.


33 posted on 05/03/2008 6:26:04 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Come tiptoe through the tulips with me)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

That is too bad - does that mean more imports on those fruits? that would be too bad...


34 posted on 05/03/2008 6:43:50 AM PDT by Holding Our Breath
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To: Holding Our Breath

That’s so strange, I thought it was sinuses too. Mine is swollen and hurts up by my eye.

How is your tooth?


35 posted on 05/03/2008 7:29:44 AM PDT by kassie
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To: tillacum

Mmmmmm, bacon, eggs and pancakes... yum!


36 posted on 05/03/2008 7:30:33 AM PDT by kassie
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To: lysie

This looks sooooooo good.


37 posted on 05/03/2008 7:30:51 AM PDT by kassie
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To: Holding Our Breath

Possibly. Perhaps from Mexico. We get a lot of our fruits/veggies from Mex now.


38 posted on 05/03/2008 7:34:41 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Come tiptoe through the tulips with me)
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To: kassie

I need to have a root canal done.


39 posted on 05/03/2008 8:28:24 AM PDT by Holding Our Breath
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To: kassie
Good morning, TERRIBLE storms here this morning, had to shut everything down, thankfully we misses the very worst of it. We got plenty clouds, getting a little coolish which means I ain't gonna take a hit at a snake.

Folds, I am getting worried about the elections, Obamo is a radical left wing nut (hope someone comes up his voting past in Ill) And, Hill-O-ree, we already know about her, ‘the truth ain't in her’.

I have said it before and I will tell it again, something my daddy told me when I was a wee little boy. He said, ‘son, when you grow up there are three things you must NEVER do, NEVER stay in a motel with ‘vacancy’ painted on the side wall, Never buy a used car from a salesman named ‘Gig Hearted Eddie’’ and ‘never, vever trust a Democrat’. Smart man he was, such wisdom.

You know, days like this just makes me sit back and be sad, I get to missing my wife (as I do all the time anyhow)
day dream of days when I was young, relive my career in law enforcement, listen to nothing but sad, lonely songs,
gulp coffee like there will be no tomorrow and yet, be so thankful for my family.

WITH OUT SAYING, being proud of having friends such as each of you, just like my next door neighbor, coffee drinking friends.

So much for crying in my coffee, think I will go and gather some eggs, got two dozen yesterday, not bad for a days work by the gals.

All have a happy, good day, and just remember, your family is so important to you so please tell them and show them, one never knows when something will happen.

Toby

40 posted on 05/03/2008 8:37:53 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: Holding Our Breath

(sigh) me too.


41 posted on 05/03/2008 8:41:15 AM PDT by kassie
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To: lysie

Know what is good with the eggs? Fatback, bad for the heart and all other parts of the body but what taste.


42 posted on 05/03/2008 8:41:54 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: gulfcoast6

Your daddy was a smart man.

Your hens are on a roll - my goodness 2 dozen eggs in one day. They must be exhausted.

I am watering today. Everything is dried out. It’s been so breezy lately and we’ve had no measurable precipitation for several days now.


43 posted on 05/03/2008 8:44:48 AM PDT by kassie
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To: Carolinamom

Tell you what, slip up on the weeds from the back, they won’t be looking for you and ‘WHACK’, success!


44 posted on 05/03/2008 8:45:41 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: kassie

I had a VERY active rooster two years ago.....


45 posted on 05/03/2008 8:49:08 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: gulfcoast6

Hahahhaaha!


46 posted on 05/03/2008 8:57:35 AM PDT by kassie
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To: lysie

In theory nothing as these were local elections but it is an indication that the coutry is not happy with the government and Brown in particular.

I think that the Labour Party will replace him sooner than later so it looks as if we are set for a thrid Prime Minister in less than a year. This time though I wonder if they will go to the country I have my doubts as at present I do not think the Labour Party would be re-elected even if people are not that keen on Cameron I think he and his party would be preferred over the current bunch.


47 posted on 05/03/2008 10:15:58 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs
Our local Parish church

48 posted on 05/03/2008 11:16:25 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Lovely church and gorgeous tree.


49 posted on 05/03/2008 11:29:05 AM PDT by lysie
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To: kassie
Kassie, all, I need your suggestions, I am wanting to buy some yellow stickums, smaller kind, maybe middle size ones so I can put a message on them, to the dems in Washington. Something like ‘Thanks dems in Washington for these high prices on this gas’ and every time I gas up I want to stick one on the pump. Help me please, gotta be short and to the point.... And oh yeah, you make some stickems too and YOU attach the onto the pumps, lets make this a national project. Pass it around to others on other sites. ‘The Truth never hurt nobody’

Thanks in advance...
Toby

50 posted on 05/03/2008 11:37:13 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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